Palace of India: truly a fine dining experience
by Cachell Clay
Get Out! Editor
After having Jamaican food the week before last, I was still in the mood for something that I’d never tried. I’d noticed an Indian restaurant on Fulton Street right after Diamond Street as I drove by many times before, but this time I decided to do a little more investigating. I searched online and read some good reviews and finally I decided it was time to give it a try.
This time I took along three good friends so that we could try more: Heather Burt, Lauren Honigford and Terri Miller.
At first, we had a little trouble getting to the restaurant, because we couldn’t quite place where it was. But, their huge sign really helped us find it. Actually, the sign was the biggest thing about it; it was truly a hole in the wall from the outside.
Once we stepped inside, we saw they had made it seem like there was so much space.
There were two long tables straight up the middle aisle and six to eight booths lining the walls. We were seated at a booth and began to look at the menu.
It was a little pricey. They had many vegetarian options, and going throughout the menu, either an appetizer or entrée, they have many things to offer.
When we sat down, we were given thin pieces of bread that came with two sauces: a brown sweet sauce and a spicy green one. Both were delicious, but the green sauce was spicy.
If you cannot take spicy foods, don’t do it.
Both Lauren and Terri went for appetizers. Lauren chose a vegetable appetizer, a Samosa, which were two fried pockets stuffed with potatoes; they were amazing.
Terri chose their golden fried prawns, which were served on a plate of vegetables, and she also tried the Parantha, bread that was baked in a clay oven.
The prawns were cooked to perfection, and there was a nice amount of them, but they were also $9.95. The bread itself was about $4.
From the time that Heather sat down, she had her heart set on the lamb, so she ordered the Botte Kabab, lamb served on a sizzling skillet with a bed onion, a lemon wedge and cilantro. That was all she received.
Again it was an amazing dish, but it was $12.95.
Finally, I ordered the Garlic Nan which is a bread that was baked in a clay oven and covered in garlic and butter which cost $3.95 and the Butter Chicken.
Again, it was delicious.
It came in a bowl and was spooned over rice.
As I was ordering, she asked me if I wanted rice for the chicken and I said yes, thinking the rice was included in the $11.95 charge, but when the bill came, there was an added on price for the rice: $3.95.
It made me a little annoyed, because I wasn’t aware that it cost so much. My bill ended up costing over $18. I have to tell you that I felt a little but ripped off.
As college students, I wouldn’t want to recommend a place that charges so much for a meal, because who wants to drop $18 for a meal?
The butter chicken was one of the cheapest things on the menu as an entrée.
But there is a cheaper way— they have a buffet that goes from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.. That way you can try more for way less, and you won’t have to walk out of the place with your jaw on the floor.
Overall, I give the Palace of India !!! out of !!!!
So if you want to drop a nice amount of money or give a shot with the buffet, I hope you get out to the Palace of India.